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Re: A couple of more issues...

On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 05:02:17PM +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> I can understand that saying "the new iBook" doesn't help very much 
> especially when a new one comes along. The Apple Tech Info Library uses 
> "iBook Dual-USB (2001)" as the full name. And saying "icebook" doesn't 
> help much, it's just like when somebody says they have a graphite g4, a 
> indigo imac or a tangerine ibook: it's useless (at least after a second 
> version with the same look pops up).

blame apple's marketing deptartment for naming all the computers

there are now 3 variations of `PowerMac G4' one is a BlueG3 minus
firmware trojan, plus gray case, and plus G4 processor, the other is
the AGP model, and now we have another AGP model that has the nickname

imagine the nightmare it must be to be an Apple tech support agent,
typical MacOS users are unlikly to know about such names as `iBook
Dual-USB' much less that they HAVE the Dual-USB version.

say what you will about the old numbering system at least you know
what the differences are between a 7200 and a 8500. of course apple
could have simply used a version number system

iBook Version 1
iBook Version 2
PowerMac G4 Version 1 
PowerMac G4 Version 2
PowerMac G4 Version 3

but that would blow apples current `easy to use' naming system
wouldn't it? </sarcasm>

Ethan Benson

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